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By Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus, Jörg Flum

This can be a completely revised and enlarged moment variation (the first variation used to be released within the "Perspectives in Mathematical common sense" sequence in 1995) that offers the most result of descriptive complexity idea, that's, the connections among axiomatizability of sessions of finite buildings and their complexity with admire to time and area bounds. The logics which are vital during this context contain fixed-point logics, transitive closure logics, and in addition definite infinitary languages; their version concept is studied in complete element. The booklet is written in the sort of method that the respective components on version concept and descriptive complexity thought can be learn independently.

The e-book offers the most result of descriptive complexity conception, that's, the connections among axiomatizability of sessions of finite constructions and their complexity with admire to time and house bounds. The logics which are very important during this context contain fixed-point logics, transitive closure logics, and likewise definite infinitary languages; their version thought is studied in complete element. different subject matters comprise DATALOG languages, quantifiers and oracles, 0-1 legislation, and optimization and approximation difficulties. The e-book is written in this sort of means that the respective components on version thought and descriptive complexity idea might be learn independently. This moment version is a completely revised and enlarged model of the unique text.

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X, y) of the form 3Pip, where P is unary and (^ is a first-order formula over {E,P}, expressing in finite graphs that x and y are in the same connected component. /") containing x and y such that both x and y have an edge to exactly one member of P and every other member of P has an edge to precisely two members of P. Conclude that \/x\/y3P(p is not equivalent to a sentence of the form 3Pi ... 3Pr x with unary P i , . . 5 Gaifman's Theorem Fix a relational r. Let ^ be a r-structure. A subset M of ^ is l-scattered, if the distance (in the Gaifman graph G{A)) between any two elements of M exceeds /.

Q,)). 1 A =^^^ B iff the duplicator wins M S O - G ^ ( ^ , ^ ) . 8). 2 Given A,a{=ai... a^) in A, and P (= Pi . . , i'r, V i , . . Q'mB. 6) or by a direct proof, one easily gets the following result which we need later. 3 For a fixed vocabulary and m G N, the relation =J5J^^ is an equivalence relation with finitely many equivalence classes. 1 Second-Order Logic 39 We give an application of the gametheoretic characterization. , for relational r we have: (a) IfAi = ^ s o Bi and A2 = ^ ^ ^ ^2 then A1UA2 =^^^ B1UB2.

Let i be the number of possible isomorphism types of 3^-balls. Then in a structure of cardinality > IQ := {i -h l)(2-3"^ H- 1) there must be two points with disjoint 3"^-balls of the same isomorphism type. 3 Suppose (X>/,Pi,... ,Pr) is a r-structure (r as in the preceding lemma) containing elements a and 6 with disjoint and isomorphic 3"^balls. Denote by a_ andb- the elements of Di with EiO-a and Eib-b, respectively {see the figure below). Let {Di^E'i^Pi,... Pr) be the structure obtained by splitting the cycle (I>/,Pi,...